I’m Michael Ouellette and I’m a software engineer and entrepreneur living in Pittsburgh, PA. My web development knowledge has been mainly self-taught and strengthened with my 17+ years of professional and freelance experience, personal projects, and college courses. I enjoy the unique challenge of web application/site development and UI design work balanced between different screen sizes.
I’m always interested in new and challenging web application projects, so if you can find any need for my services I would be more than happy to talk to you. You can reach me through the contact form found on the contact page or through any social web applications listed on the header of this site.
Software Engineering Manager
Experienced Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of web applications. Skilled in TypeScript, Angular, React, Node.js, SASS, HTML, Webpack, Web Design and Design Systems. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) focused in Business Management and Management Information Systems from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
06/2021 - Present
Managing the software engineers for the Product Discovery/Top of Funnel product team; leading development of corporate design system for both Angular and React frameworks; design high level software architecture guides for new projects; enable cross teams collaboration in the technology space.
10/2019 - 09/2021
Managing the software engineers for the Customer Engagement product team; managed the development of an in-house marketing content management system; design high level software architecture guides for new projects; enable cross teams collaboration in the technology space; leading development of corporate design system.
11/2018 - 10/2019
Guided an engineering team in the creation of an in-house marketing content management system (CMS); grew the use of the CMS to the most called API on the site; enabled site content and marketing teams the ability to react quickly to the market place; helped in establishing many guidelines for the growth of Angular applications within the organization; guided the largest sections of marketing content from legacy systems to newer and more scalable approaches.
02/2018 - 11/2018
Lead a team of front-end developers in the creation of marketing assets for the e-commerce storefront; helped in the creation of tools to speed of business processes around site content; managed many large "instantaneous" site content shifts; worked with design teams in creating scalable and reusable content (sans CMS); managed the deprecation of legacy applications into newer processes.
12/2015 - 02/2018
Creating interactive wireframes for web apps, using AngularJS, jQuery, HTML5, and Sass to create integrations for interactive digital signage; contributing in the development of a web app style framework for future digital signage development; developing Node.js and AngularJS based mobile applications for wayfinding in relation to digital signage; using WebSocket to create real-time queue management systems; creating interactive puzzles and games using modern web technologies for use on touchscreen displays.
07/2013 - 11/2015
Developed growth initiatives around UP platform; responsive site development; rapid prototyping; full-stack development; lead development team in building of application; built web application using Python, AngularJS, HTML5, jQuery, and CSS3.
03/2011 - 07/2013
07/2001 - Present
Designed site layout; enhanced user experience; created graphics and content to enhance site appearance; search engine optimization; innovated back end system to manage company sales; tracked trends and metrics in Google Analytics.
03/2014 - 03/2015
Design new site layout; creation of a custom WordPress theme; development of a responsive site; moved site from WordPress.com to a hosted version; improve user site experience; create graphics and content to enhance site aesthetic; and search engine optimization.
11/2012 - 03/2015
Design new site layout; creation of a custom WordPress theme; development of a responsive site; improve user site experience; create graphics and content to enhance site aesthetic; and search engine optimization.
05/2010 - 11/2012
Designed site layout; enhanced user experience; created graphics and content to enhance site appearance; developed e-commerce solution using PayPal APIs; search engine optimization; built MySQL database for easy site maintenance; innovated back end system to manage company sales; tracked trends and metrics in Google Analytics.
04/2010 - 12/2012
Utilized Google Maps API and mySQL to develop map and database of locations for web community; used jQuery and CSS3 to build an interactive user experience.
2005 - 2009
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Management and Management Information Systems
2000 - 2005
High School Diploma
IBM WebSphere Commerce